The armpit is actually a very intimate zone. The skin perspires and creates a humid and warm environment. Directly under the skin surface lie the sensitive lymph nodes and the sweat glands.
These are channels to the outside, helping the body to cool down quicker and to detoxify.
At the same time they are bridges across which deodorants’ active ingredients can reach the inside of the body. Therefore these sensitive areas should be treated especially carefully and should be protected.
A natural deodorant is quickly made; the cost is low, but the effect is invaluable. By doing this you can make an important contribution to maintaining the health of your loved ones.
QUICK TIP: If you perspire heavily, do lots of sports, or tend to have body odor, double the amount of the deodorizing substances and adjust them to the needs of your skin (e.g. increase the amount of natron or salt from ½ tsp to 1 full tsp).
Refreshes and disinfects the skin.
This deodorant has an astringent effect, prevents perspiration, deodorizes and raises the spirit.
Actually, you could drink this fruity delight: a shot of vodka instead of the natron and a little added honey will turn it into a delicious Limoncello.
- Peel of ½ an untreated lemon
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- 100 ml Water
- ½ tsp Natron
- Finely grate the lemon peel and squeeze the lemon juice.
- Combine with the water and leave to stand for approx. 1 hour.
- Pour through a fine-meshed strainer and pour into an atomizer bottle.
- Add the natron, close the lid, and shake.
USE: Whole body deodorant
QUANTITY: 1 deodorant bottle
SHELF LIFE: 1-2 weeks at room temperature
PREPARATION TIME: 3 minutes (plus infusion time)
QUICK TIP ON NEUTRALISING THE NOSE.
We are permanently exposed to synthetic odors, which influence our sense of smell. Synthetic odors are intensive and quickly overlay natural, gentler fragrances.
To neutralize the nose and open it to the fragrances of nature keep a 3 day ‘scent-fast’. Do not use any fragrances during this time, not even natural ones.
Avoid strong-smelling fruits and flowers and spicy foods. Avoid sources of artificial odors in your surroundings (e.g. washing powder, synthetic odors in public spaces).
After these 3 days take time to really experience natural fragrances.
Relearn to sniff out how the natural world, the earth, grass, flowers, herbs, or spices really smell.
Smell non-scented plants and try to memorize their fragrances. Make your own natural fragrance and consciously experience how well nature presents herself in it.